The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frank C. Leighton (Schooner), 8 May 1875

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The new three masted schooner completed by Messrs. Dunford and Leighton at their yard in this city, was launched at 10:30 today, going off in fine style without mishap. Work was commenced on this vessel some 8 months ago and when she left the ways she was complete through out with the exception of shipping her mizzen-mast, which is already to go in position. She was named FRANK C. LEIGHTON, after a son of Capt. Leighton. She is a full sized canaler 138 feet keel x 26 x 12 and 145 feet over all. She cost $20,000 and is owned by Dunford & Leighton and will be sailed by Capt. leighton until sold, or until other arrangements can be made.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, May 8, 1875

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Frank C. Leighton (Schooner), 8 May 1875